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COTTAGE GROVE, LANE COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 1904,
News Prom Bohemia and Hie
Various AlirtiiiR Camps of
Oregon and Oilier
V. P. Shunafclt, the photo
grapher, went up to Wildwood
Saturday to tnke some views.
While there he secured a picture of
the six horse team as it was start
ing for the Vesuvius property with
one of the mortars for the mill.
I'. J. Hard returned from Port
laud Priday mid on Siturday went j
on to Bohemia. At Wildwood one'
of the mortars for Ills mill which
weighs alwut three tons was loaded
onto n wngou and with 8 good
horses started for the . Vesuvius
mine, the other mortar went up
some days before. Nearly all of
the heavy machinery in now on the
Mr. HI. O. Itciucrt. of the I
Daily Minim; Record of Denver, ,
and who is traveling throughout
the Northwest in the interest of his !
paper, arrived in Cottage Grove
Friday and spent Saturday up Row
river, reluming to Portland Sun-'
day morning. Mr. Kcinert will'
next week visit liohctnia district1
and look over that country until'
time to go to the American Mining1
Congress in Portland the 32nd of
W. I), it. Dodson for some years 1
past the editor of the 111 tic Moun
tain American at Sitmptcr, but who
has accepted a position on the i
Oregou Daily Journal of Portland
as mining reporter, after a visit to
llluc Kivcr crime to the city Sunday
and 011 Monday went up to Bohemia
He will visit all the mining dis-
tricts in this portion of Oregon so
as to write intelligently concerning
them. Mr. Dodson is thoroughly
familiar with the mines of Eastern I
Oregon and is one'bf the best miu '
ing writers In the state.
W. P. Vyatt,oueof the energetic j
prospectors and miners of liohctnia
nod owner of some in claims in'
that district came to the city the
first of the week. '
Mr. Wyatt has been driving a
tunnel on the Illack Hell claim mid
is now in a distance of obmt 150 ft ,
and has had mineral the most of j
the way, recently however, he has;
opened up n ledge of several feet of
a fine looking houcy-cnmtcd quartz
a large sample of which he brought
to the Nugget office, livery tunnel
we le.iru of in the district which is
driven on tlic vein as it gains depth
shows an improvement.
Mr. G. It. Dennis, of Spokane, a
brother of W. II. Dennis, owner of
the lllackbtttte Quicksilver Mines,
pissed through the Grove Tuesday
on his way home after visiting with
his brother at Hlnckbutte. Mr.
Dennis Is one of the prominent
mining tucti of Spokane and is
president of the Northwest Mining
Association. He expressed surprise
at the amount of cinnabar ore ex-
Gar man Hemenway Co.
Meats, Lards, Vegetables,
Fruits Etc., Etc.
- FRESH EVERY DAY - -
pencil in tlic lilackbutte mines mid
believes It is one of the great quick-
silver properties in the United States
will attend the
American Mining Congress to be
lield in Portlnud the 22ml lust and
1 states there will be n large number
of prominent mining men from Ills
! section in nttcmlauce,
The tegular meetings of the Com
mercial Club are Incoming quite
intetestlng. At the last mcc'itig
there was 11 large attemlaiico of the
members and following the rri'iilnr
order, mutters pertaining to the To the Nugget
business interests of Cottnce Grove The llohemia mining district of
and the mining district of llohemia
were taken up and discussed, Presi-
dent Campbell made some timely
suggestions, which led to good
talks by P.J Until, Marion Ve.ilch,
Geo Comer, Prank Wheeler and
others, Outside of the social feat
lues anil the entertainment of
visitors from abroad, it is proposed
uie unit) snail attend to such mat-
tcrs us arc usually left to Hoards of
i rutlc etc The next meetini: will
lc Priday cvenintr AuiMist loth
All members requested to be pre
sent Por mote tint! a quarter of a cen
tury I.eadville, Colo., has been a
steady proilucerofle.nl, gold, -silver,
copper and .inc. The total
output was estimated January i,
1904, at about $310,000,000. Since
then the monthly output has ex
ceeded 60,000 tons of ore, being in
June 60,000 tons. The develop
ments of the past few years in
I.eadville have extended the known
area of profitable mineral, and it is
improbable that its limitations have
yet been fixed, mid still further ex
tensions may be anticipated. The
history of Lendville has been a
most interesting one. At first n
placer geld camp, later a producer
01 ricu suvcr-ieau ores, ana cue
past few years, by reason of the
constantly expanding operations, it
has been enable to maintain a large trachyte, diorite and diabese, and
output of lioth precious and base'can ba traced for miles across the
metals. Many important changes mountains and there can be 110
in lead smelting and refilling have j question 01 their permanency in
been the result of the experience clcpth
gained In that district, and it is The ores are complex in their
likely to have an era of long con- .character, arid are a replacement of
tinned prosperity. Mining and tle dybe material forming the ori
Scientific Presa. jginal fissure, it being very easy to
- . I trace the transition from original
Mr. C. II. Reeves and his son A. ,0?Vii ' ""M01" oxidcs a
B. Reeves, of Wallace, Idaho, were lsu1,!,l!idM ofin' C0PPcr- T .?"d
registered at the Graham this week I which carry the gold and silver
vt, !-,... j ...... r ,t, ..!.i values
owners of the now celebrated Her
cules mining property in Idaho.
Por eleven years he with others
whose faith never wavered con
tinued work upon their property
before it became a producer but at
last their reward came and is it pro
ducing about 100.000 per month,
vvhich after paying operating ex
penses and adding to a sinking
hind, pays to the fortunate owners
from $63,000 to $70,000 per month
The Hercules Company has pur
chased a large interest in the
Selby smelter of San Prancisco and
ships its ores to that point. He
sides doing the smelting business
the Sibly Smelter Company, also
manufactures many articles which
are made from lead such as shot,
sheet lead etc.
The gentlemen are taking a
leisurely trip on their way home in
order to see the country, especially
this portion of Oregon.
BOnkin & ISristovr
ki Uniiiw (jnAnnn
VVIial a Alining and Milling Alan
of Experience Thinks of
central Oregon (known and worked
in a desultory and spasmodic
manner for many years) is now
ultractiug the attention of the min
ing public, not those who mine the
public but the energetic, practical
investors who run tunnels, sink
shafts, build mills and run them for
the profit gained from the prodite
"ol1 " precious mcmis.
This district is situated partly in
'a,lc aml partly " "ougias coun-
tics in the Calapooia Mountains
which form the divide between the
Uuipqua and the Willamette rivers
and is one of the numerous ranges
forming the iiitcr-mouutaiu country
of Western Oregon, connecting the
Cascade and Coast range.
The district centers about the
three peaks of llohemia, Pairview
and Grouse mountains. A gigantic
uplift or overflow of Audisitic
rocks, but good finds are being
made as far south as the Umpqtta
river and there is a continuous belt
of mineral as far as Itlue river, forty
miles to the north.
What has attracted the greater
attention, however, is the field on
and alMJiil the three peaks hereto
fore mentioned where veins of from
lour feet to thirty and forty feet
wide are exposed and have produced
.some fabulously riclt ore trom
These veins arc true fissures,
most of them lying along dykes of
In many places on the surface
the ores are very thoroughly oxi
dized and the gold is free milling,
being easily saved by amalgama
tion, but the chief value will be
found in the sulphides as depth is
attained and concentration, with a
subsequent treatment of sulphides,
according to their physical and
chemical properties, will be the
metallurgical problem. This will
not be difficult to solve, as part of
the mines have copper as a base for
.smelting, others have lead, copper
and zinc as a base, which can be
worked in a lead furnace, after
magnetic separation, giving as a
by-product .1 clean, high-grade zinc
concentrate, which metal is be
coming more valuable as the years
roll by. Still another part ' of the
veins are comparatively free from
either copper, zinc or lead, and
such concentrates can be treated by
chloriuatioii or cyatiidation, after
roasting, as they consist of iron
The topo-graphical features are
ol the best for easy and economical
mining, the mountains arc high mid
steep and the mines can all be
worked through tunnels to a depth
of from one thousand to three
thousand feet nud that by compara
tively short tunnels.
The district is well watered, large
streams flow south, west and north
which carry sufliciciit volume of
water to furnish a surplus of elec
trical power easily transmitted
where wanted: while near the mines
there is sufficient water to supply
mills ol any size.
One tcature that plays an im
portant part in mining is the timber
used in mines, mills, and for
lucl and here is to be found such
au abundance of it tilat the supply,
can never be exhausted, and the
quality is of the very best, consisting
as it does ol red, yellow and white
fir, sugar pine, cedar, lurch and
hemlock. There are single acres
that will cut 300,000 feet of good
lumber, and, as an example, at the
Vesuvius mine a saw-mill set at the
mill site has cut enough lumber to
I erect a ten-stamp mill and yet has
not used more than one half the
logs that arc actually in the way of j
Geographically the district has'
many advantages, being only thirty
five miles from the Southern Pacific
Railroad at Cottage Grove and
half of this distance is now covered
by the O. & S. E. R. R , from that
point, and is only two hundred
miles from deep sea transportation
which ensures cheap supplies, and
transportation ol product. ,
There are many promising mines 1
in the district. The Helena and
Musick owned by the Oregon Se-1
curities Company have produced
well. The Golden Slipper owned
by Eugene and Cottage Grove 1
people shows well as development'
The Riverside Group owned by
the Riverside Mining and Milling'
Company, F. J. Hard, manager, is
showing large bodies of fine milling
ore, and will soon be among the
The I.eRoy group on Champion ,
creek has a large amount of devel
The Crystal is another promising
property with stamp-mill about
ready to run.
The Glen wood groug below the
Vesuvius is among the promising
prospects and the Baltimore group
on Sharp's creek is showing well.
The Oregon-Colorado group
owned by a company of that name
and the Vesuvius group owned by
the Vesuvius Gold Milling Com
pany Mr. P. J. Hard, manager,
are coming to the front rapidly.
The Oregon-Colorado is a copper
mine with good values in gold and
silver. The vein is opened by
two tunnels. The upper tunnel is
450 feet long and attains a depth of
four hundred feet from the surface
and shows from four feet to fifteen
feet of ore, assaying from 3 per
cent to 7 per cent copper and is
adapted to concentration. 1 he
lower tunnel has n length of eight
hundred feet, and nearly all in fine
ore, and there are several hundred
tons on the dump ready for the
This tunnel attains a depth of
over nine hundred feet from the
apex of the vein, at which depth
the ore is Ironi two teet to twenty
feet wide and will concentrate
about six to one making from $75
A wagon road has just been com
pleted to this property and a short
time will see one of the finest re
duction plants in the state in active
The Vesuvius is one of the best
free milling and concentrating
mines in the district, and is opened
by two tunnels three hundred and
fifty feet apart vertically, connected
by an upraise, from which some
drifting has been done, disclosing ;
large bodies of good milling ore.
No. two level is in on the vein I
765 feet and discloses continuous:
ore of good grade from two feet to
nine feet wide.
Another tunnel, partly a cross
cut is being driven about one
thousand feet lower than No 2, and
will soon reach the vein, but in the
upper workings there is enought
ore in sight to keep the ten-stamp
mill at work for years.
A new stamp mill Is about com
pleted on this mine which will be
a model in every respect and under
the able and careful management
ol Mr. Hard a glorious furture is
promised to the fortunate owners.
W. W. Hoorim.
E. D. Cenuey, a mining man,
who lias an interest in some good
mines in Blue River, was in the
city yesterday. lie says great
activity prevails in the district.
There are more miners lu the dis
trict now than ever before in tbe
history of the district. He says a
new mill is going in on the Re
Col Irwin Alahoii Addresses
Oregon Stale League,
Part of Speech.
At the session of the
Development League recently held
in Portland, Col Mahon addressed
that organization on the subject of
the American Mining Congress to
beheld in Portland begining the
22nd of August, in part lie said:
Todirectly and indirectly realize I
desirable results, in a local way, j
from the holding of a session of the
American Mining Congress, the
citizens of the state in which, the
assembly convenes should, from
the moment their invitation is ac
cepted, enter into the spirit of the
enterprise with all possible enthu
iasm. It is for them to inject into
the matter not a passive, but a most
harmonious, energetic and en
lightened activity. In this way,
and by a comprehensive exhibit of
tacts aH to resources and advantages
there is no question whatever but
just the interest will be created that
is most desired and desirable,
namely, the greatest amount of
good to the greatest number.
If you have watched the news
papers of Portland closely, during
the past six months, von have al
ready learned through interviews
of reporters with gentlemen from
that state, that nothing was of such
vast general benefit to South Dakota
during the past 25 years as was the
holding of the sixth annual session
of the American Mining Congress.
There is no mystery whatever
surrounding such co-operation with
the Congress; nothing exaggerated
or impossible, any more than there
is mystery and impossible things
surrounding the natural and other
resources and advantages of Ore
gon." HIAWATHA QROUP.
Development of the Hiawatha
group of mining claims is again
under headway, Mr. Alfred John
sou having started up operations
this week with a crew of several
men, and some good strikes of ore
on the property may be expected at
This promising group of claims,
5 in number, is owned by the Hia
watha Mining and Milling Com
pany, h iviug its office and principal
place of business in this city, aud
has been organized since December
1901, shortly after which time it
acquired its present property. Dur
ing all this time the Company has
been steadily developing the prop
erty showing up good bodies of
merchantable ore carrying good
The business management of the
company is vested in a Board of
Directors consisting of J. E. Russel
Alfred Johnson and C. J. Howard,
nil rarphil nil sin ess men with mil
siderable experience in mining.
who are handling the affairs of the
company on a good solid business
Eastern Capitalists have recently
become interested in the Company
and are investing in the treasury
I Ladies Oxfords for 10 days
JUST THE THING FOR STREET WEAR
Welch & Woods
stock which will insure sufficient
funds in the treasury to keep up
; stcauy development on the property
and the management have consider
able hopes that within the space of
a lew months tlic property will be
I numbered among the list of Ore
gon dividend payers.
I The development work thus far
'has demonstrated that the ore is on
j the property in paying quantities
and all that is necessary now is
funds sufficient todo the preliminary
work or installing machinery for
the Inndltng of the ores and driv-
'K the tunnels ahead until returns
( can be had from the ore.
. . .
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Kb V. DR. 11. t. WARNER
Outline of the Fourth Sermon to
Bohemia Miners, Sunday tbe 7th.
Text: John 19, 38: "Being a dis
ciple of Jesus but secretly for fear
of tbe Jews,"
STANDING OUT FOR CHRIST.
The world wants men of colors.
The call is for men of positive, an
nounced priuclples. The uncertain
undeclared man is at a discount.
God. too, wants men of decision for
him. The secret disciple, unwilling
to declare himself, is not the man
that wants the need of today.
Standing oulfor Christ is the
grandest act of man.
It rises out of a deep conviction
that it is right. Multitudes today
in their inner consciousness know
Jati' !S,lfbc r!ght ty?f; Bn
they shrink from t as did Joseph
ofAramatbea. It embarrasses us
with our associates. It invites their
criticism and ridicule.
break with the old life necessary. 1
It makes us afraid and we are dis-
ciples but secretly.
But there are great reasons for
so standing out for Christ. It is
the only manly, consistent thing to
do. We despise ourselves for not
doing it. We need to do it for our I
own good. We can only grow in
nobleness by being out-spoken.
The world needs it, It is the only
way we can help men. Jesus
makes our hold on eternal life to be
snch open confession to htm. Let
us stand out in fearless expression
of our suriciyer to Christ and our
loyalty to our better selves.
About fifty were present. Con
sidering the intense heat of tbe
afternoon aud the distance some
had to come it is quite remarkable
Hid, 3uv.il 4 WIRC nuuicucc auuuiu
gather, still the class of sermons
and style of delivery, has made for
Dr. Warner a friend of every miner
in the district. His announcement
lUitl 11113 19 UI9 131 aci UGIU1C
Returning to his home in Colorado
was heard with much regret. Your
correspondent wants to say right
here that if you think the miners
of Bohemia are a set ol hoodlums
void of appreciation of all that is
right, good and pure you are mis
taken. It was fortunate to have a
devoted man like Dr. Warner in
our midst even for a short month,
his words and influence will last
even if he has gone.
,. l'In"'3 "!?,
i)0renn, where the Dorenri Lumber
Company Is operating. The saw
mill Is situated some two miles from
uinried n!1,i mme ready for tho
A pair lace hose with each
pair. We have
A Mew Line
In Patent, Kid Dongola top
plain or cap toe
First of Six Stories of Bohemia
By Rev. Dr. Warner will
Appear Next Week.
DON'T MISS THEM.
A series of six stories from
pen of Dr. Horace E. Warner,
Denver, Colorado, about the
hernia district from observation dur
ing his summer vacation passed in
the camp, will commence in next
I week's issue of the Nugget and
I continue each week.
Title of chapters,
Part 1. The Two Sentinel Peaks.
" 2. The Gateway to the District.
" 3. The Grim Bridal Pair.
"4. The Making of a Mine.
" 5. Storming Both Slopes.
" 6. Tbe Man Behind the Mine.
The editor considers the articles
master ivoiks in literature and the
bringing out of our great Bohemia
district in the story form a great
"hit" and one that will be read, re
read and talked about far and wide.
Why not send these six papers
to friends and acquaintances in the
East, subscription price for six
weeks 25c. Send address and
mnnx, nr --.lt of .i,. (r;,. .o.l..
I The large demand will necessitate
'many etra copi order earl for
, , r-.i, ' j ' i u ,,,
ntirp thra Mtierfr.r nnntninintr tt,c
.CwITl ZSi ;
PROBABLE FATAL ACCIDENT.
A very serious accident occured
at Booth and Kelly's logging camp
about five miles from Saginaw at
11:30 Tuesday. The tripline broke
and the "dog" struck Max Stan
dacber, a lad of about 16 years of
age in the face, breaking his jaw
and causing a slight indentation in
The boy was rendered uncon
scious and has been in that condi
tion ever since. Or. Hockett of
the Grove was called and at once
went to the scene of the accident.
On Wednesday a box was made
the water turned from the flume
and the young man was dragged
down the flllme t0 gaginaw, where
- u,,,..lm tn fh Rncrpni. tins.
:pital Dr. pai pertormed the
, neCessary operation and everything
done for the relief of the sufrerer.
Thereisbut little hope of his re-
The Nugget urges all miners to
make a special effort to get
samples of their ores to Cottage
Grove in time to send to the ex
hibit at Portland. Many hundreds
of mining men will be there and
will waut to know about Bohemia.
Get them to the Grove and the
committee will do the rest.
Ferdinand Miller came
from Bohemia Thursday.
brother James C. Miller remaining
at their properties on Frank Brass
creek, Mr. Miller will return in a
day or so The most of tlle work
prospecting, but they will soon
1 begin developement 011 the veins.